Staircase Pressurization Systems Inspection and Testing


Staircase Pressurization Inspection and Testing

In a high-rise building, the stairs typically represent the sole means of egress during a fire. It is imperative for the exit stairs to be free of smoke and to incorporate design features that improve the speed of occupant egress. Most building codes require the fire staircase in a high-rise building to be pressurized to keep smoke out.

The staircase pressurization serves several purposes:

• Inhibit migration of smoke to stairwells, areas of refuge, elevator shafts, or similar areas.
• Maintain a tenable environment in areas of refuge and means of egress during the time required for evacuation.
• Facilitate the fire and rescue operation by improving visibility in the building for the firefighting crew.
• Protect life and reduce damage to property.

We conduct staircase pressurization testing according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) approved standards and codes by Qatar Civil Defense Department (QCDD).